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Hundreds of protesters took to the streets on Wednesday in the southern-eastern region of Kunar, Afghanistan, following the deaths of 73 civilians during NATO air strikes on their villages.

NATO issued an apology for what it branded as ‘an accident’. The statement read “(NATO-led) International Security Assistance Force apologises and accepts full responsibility for the civilian casualties”.

This is the third NATO-initiated incident in the space of two weeks to cause civilian deaths. A protester said: “Our kids were killed in the nearby forest when they went out to collect firewood. It was a vicious attack.”


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